The Best Of 25 Years
Released: Sep 2011
25 is Sting's personally curated celebration of a quarter century of yoga, activism and, most important, music making. Though the triple-disc set has been hyped as a career-spanning statement, its programming tilts heavily towards his pop offerings (his dabbling in John Dowland balladry is kept at bay as a result). But 25 throws its fair share of curveballs. Rather than the original recordings, Sting opted to include remixes and live versions of many of his most popular tunes, including "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free," "Love Is The Seventh Wave" and "Fortress Around Your Heart."